Austin Downtown Living Tour 2013

I am obsessed with Home Tours. As an interior stylist and enthusiast, it is so inspiring to see what people have done with their interior spaces especially if they are right in my neighborhood. Well, I live technically in Clarksville now which is West Austin but we can still walk to downtown {where I previously lived}.  I recently had a coffee chat over at Halcyon with the lovely Amber Gugino, DANA Chair about this year’s Downtown Living Tour. Here’s an insight on this year’s tour:
How is the Downtown Living Tour different this year from previous year’s?

The main difference between this year’s Tour and previous iterations is that this year’s Tour will have complimentary shuttle service for all attendees in order to better facilitate access to each of the stops. The Tour will still be self-guided, meaning you visit the stops at your leisure or in any order you like, but you will be able to hop on a shuttle to get you there!

Towers of Town Lake bath

Gorgeous Tiling in this bath don’t you think?

For people that are new to Austin or new to the tour, what can you tell them about the Downtown Living Tour?

I believe that the Downtown Living Tour is hands-down the best way to get to know many of the residential buildings in downtown Austin in one day.  If you are thinking about moving downtown, OR if you are just interested in seeing how folks live in the condo lifestyle – this is the opportunity to experience that!  This year, we have buildings like The Shore Condos in Rainey, The 360, Brazos Lofts, The 5 Fifty Five Condos, and others on the Tour. There is no substitute to actually visiting the buildings.

Towers of Town Lake master bath

 DLT {Downtown Living Tour} supports DANA {Downtown Austin Neighborhood Association} & proceeds goes to this organization, in a nutshell, what is the mission of DANA?

The mission of DANA is simple – we want to make downtown Austin a great place to live!  We do that through a series of social events called Urban Core Happy Hours, and through working with developers and the City to keep policies and development in line with a high-quality of life.  The Tour allows us to continue our operations and remain influential.

Towers of Town Lake kitchen

Towers of Town Lake closet

Everybody needs an organized closet like this!

 Give us your 5 Best tips for tour-goers this year.

1. Buy tickets now! We only have a very limited amount of VIP tickets (which allow you entry into exclusive Tour stops like the Four Seasons Residences Austin, the JJ Pickle Federal Building, and the Penthouse at Towers of Town Lake) AND prices are subject the increase soon. Tickets can be purchased at
2. Arrive early so you can ensure you have ample time to see everything!
3. Wear comfortable clothing – even though we will have shuttles, wearing heels is probably not a good idea!
4. Learn about DANA and our non-profit partner ECHO before the Tour so you can have an idea of the great causes you are supporting!
5. Come with friends! The Tour is not just a chance to learn about some of downtown Austin residential buildings, but also an opportunity to enjoy everything downtown has to offer – it’s a homes tour AND a social outing all in one.

Thank you so much Amber! This year’s tour would be amazing with shuttles & champagne.Here’s a recap of my Downtown Living Tour last year. Austin, it’s this Sunday, May 19 and starts at 10:30 am. Get your tickets here! Have a glimpse of what Downtown Austin Living is all about!

Images by Allison Cartwright; Towers of Town Lake Property

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